Aquino faces ‘wintry’ Valentine’s Day


President Benigno Aquino III FILE PHOTO

ZURICH – The country’s most eligible bachelor is likely to spend his birthday and Valentine’s day next month with climate as a wintry as this visit to Switzerland.

When asked whether he’ll have any date for Valentine’s day in February, President Benigno Aquino III, said: “Not at this time, so ibig sabihin niyan baka si Joshua. (That means it will likely be Joshua). Joshua is his nephew.

Neither is he expecting a date when he celebrates his 53rd birthday on Feb 8, but Joshua, the son of showbiz celebrity sister Kris Aquino, is expected to keep him company.

“Hindi ko na nga iniimbita, dumarating e. (laughter). Kaya kapag na-sense niyang wala akong kasama ng February 8 at February 14, sasabihin: Tito Noy, can I pass by?” the President said in a chat with visiting Philippine media at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. (I don’t invite but he comes (laughter). When he senses that I will be alone on Feb. 8 and Feb. 14, he’ll say: Tito Noy, can I pass by?)

The WEF meeting was held in the highlands of Davos, a European skiing hub, during which the President had to hurdle below-zero (as low as -16 degrees) temperature. This was Aquino’s first encounter with winter since 1982, when he and his family were living in exile in Boston USA and he was the one doing the snow-shovelling at their residence.

Asked about his birthday wish, the President said he has not been celebrating his birthdays in the past years, but said maybe he would get some peace – a crisis-free day on his birthday.  For that day, he wishes for time to have at least have dinner with Joshua, with his family.

“Baka puwede nakangiti kami for the duration of the dinner. Ibig sabihin noon sana walang, di ba, walang krisis na biglang umusbong na (Maybe it’s possible that we’ll all be smiling for the duration of the dinner.  That means I wish there won’t be any crisis breaking out),” the President said.

But Aquino said that if a crisis were to ruin his birthday, he would have no choice but to respond. “Ganoon talaga ‘yon, may commitment ako sa bayan, may kontrata ako sa taumbayan until 2016. So ‘yung interest ko, interest ng taumbayan (It’s really like that. I have a commitment to the nation. I have a contract with the people until 2016, so my interest should be the interest of the citizenry),” he said.

Aquino also laughed off any prophecy that he would never get married.

“Sa dami naman nang kailangan kong intindihin, hindi ko na siguro dapat pag-aksayahan ng oras ‘yan (With all the things I have to focus on, maybe I shouldn’t waste time on these things,” he said.

Speaking in Filipino, Aquino said that with all due respect to those who engaged or patronized fortune-telling, his long-time principle has always been simple: when the fortune-teller says something good, it can ruin the present because one gets overeager for that prophesied day to come.  But if the fortune-teller says something bad, it also ruins one’s day – and the succeeding days – because one is worried about that prediction.

“So parang, bandang dulo, ang sabi ko, ke maganda, ke pangit ‘yung ibabalita nito, parang hindi nakakatulong doon sa buhay ko ngayon. (So in the end, I said, whether good or bad, this fortune-telling won’t be helpful to my life now.”

“So sa akin, di ba, nagdadasal tayo sa Diyos. May plano siyang maganda para sa atin, ang paniniwala ko; at maharap ko ‘yung sarili ko na nagawa ko lahat nung magagawa ko, maski na ano mang pakay na kailangan kong gawin.  (For me, we pray.  He has good plans for me, I believe and I can present myself to Him that I’ve done all that I can, whatever His mission for me is),” he said.

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  • EdgarEdgar

    WTF! Noynoy is so sick in the head and so perverted that he’s willing to have an incestuous relationship with his retarded nephew. No wonder his clan keeps producing retarded offspring like him and his nephew. It’s never good to defy the laws of nature.

    • rjimenez1226

      you are clearly the one who is retarded and deeply needs psyhiatric help. You are psychopath and should be  arrested  for  pretending your are a human being, In fact  youare actually a corrupt Gloria pig.

      • TagaKalos

        Bakit ikaw, natitiyak mo ba na matino ka rin HUNGHANG? Sa palagay isa ka doon sa mga kampon ng presidente sa malakanyang na inutil at bakla na palaging nakahalik sa kanyang PUWET! Kayo ha, magsipag-inagt kayo dahil balang araw ay makikita na lang kayo na may bigti sa leeg gamit yung yellow ribbon ng inygong idolol na naging lubid OGAG!!

      • eldon_2011

        Gloria na naman? Gloria has nothing to do with p-noy’s mental problems.

    • jga94

      You are a sad person….

  • Febien

    Dapat lang na wag magasawa yang taong yan! Pusong Bato yan! kawawa lang ang magiging asawa nyan! PUSONG BATO!!

  • mekeni62

    and this is news.

  • Sugbuanon86

    Hoy ABnoy!

    Huwag mong babuyin si Josh!

    Pamangkin mo yan, ul0l!

    Nababaliw ka na talaga, manyak ka!

  • boybakal

    “Hindi ko na nga iniimbita, dumarating e. (laughter). Kaya kapag na-sense niyang wala akong kasama ng February 8 at February 14, sasabihin: Tito Noy, can I pass by? Pnoy said…

    Nice to hear that kind of story.
    Mostly our nephews and nieces are close to our hearts than our children.
    Kasi nga pamangkin di natin napapagalitan, minsan ang anak sumasagot pa, pero ang pamangkin hindi.

    And this confirm the rumor that the two really plays video games…nothing wrong.

  • Your_King

    I feel bad for Aquino. He has to be aware that he is falling short of the demands as President. As popular as he is, he should be able to accomplish something more significant for the country instead of pursuing personal and politically motivated agendas. He is riding on the economic wave that the previous Admin initiated since they actually implemented real things like the VAT even though it wasn’t very popular but at least Aquino is reaping the benefits of that.

  • disqusted0fu

    Who needs a date when you have nephew Joshua to play some video games with? Who needs a date when you have GMA to be obsessed with? Who needs a date when you have KKKs to please and flatter you? Who needs a date when a lot of your time is dedicated on deceiving your people that your governance is a successful one? There are a lot on Pnoy’s plate already!

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